Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are featured in Billboard‘s latest cover story and Macklemore opens up about the backlash he’s received from the release of “White Privilege II.” In the interview, Macklemore admits that he could have handled the track’s controversial name-check with more courtesy and respect.
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In Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ latest track, “White Privilege II,” Macklemore calls out Miley Cyrus, Elvis Presley and Iggy Azalea for cultural appropriation. Iggy responded to a fan’s tweet about the song, firing back shots of her own.
Iggy responded rather calmly that Macklemore’s friendly interactions with her in the past now seem fake. She responds to a few more tweets in the conversation thread, and she also reveals that she doesn’t really care about Macklemore’s diss.
Check out Iggy’s Twitter response to “White Privilege II” below.
What do you think of her reaction?
(Photo credit: Iggy Azalea and MandoFresko Twitter account)
Last night, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis dropped a new single called “White Privilege II” off of the upcoming album “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.” The song tackles themes stemming from the Black Lives Matter movement, and Macklemore takes a jab at artists Miley Cyrus, Elvis Presley and Iggy Azalea for cultural appropriation.
“You’ve exploited and stolen the music, the moment, the magic, the passion, the fashion / You toy with the future was never yours to make better / You’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea,” Macklemore raps towards the beginning of the track.
The nine-minute song was released as a free download, and its website describes the song as “the outcome of an ongoing dialogue with musicians, activists, and teachers within our community in Seattle and beyond. Their work and engagement was essential to the creative process.”
Neither Miley nor Iggy have yet to respond.
Listen to “White Privilege II” below and let us know what you think.
(Photo credit: MTV Music and SmilersSpain_ Twitter account, ritaora_jessiej_iggyazalea Instagram account)
Bonnaroo announced the 2016 lineup for its annual arts and music festival. The event is held in Tennessee during the summer. Ellie Goulding and Halsey well be joined by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, CHVRCHES, Cashmere Cat and HAIM. Conan O’Brien announced the official performance list after it leaked last week.
See who else is performing when Bonnaroo kicks off on June 9th.
What do you think of this year’s lineup?
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Another group of performers for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve” has been announced. It features Nick Jonas, DNCE, Alessia Cara, Nathan Sykes and Macklemore with Ryan Lewis. Nick had previously announced that he’d be spending the evening at the Foxtails Nightclub in Las Vegas. It’s unclear whether his television appearance will be before, after or live-streamed from the Vegas nightclub.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve” airs December 31st at 8 PM ET.
See the official announcement below.
Are you excited for this final group of performers?
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